Earthquake Essays

  • Forecasting Earthquakes

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    in this generation. One pro of attempting to forecast earthquake is to have the appropriate materials to assist with the information. One con of attempting to forecast earthquakes is if it is not correct at all. Another con of attempting to forecast earthquake is if nobody has any idea or knowledge about earthquakes. Another con is that no one will listen to just any information. Should governments restrict use of land susceptible to earthquake effects? Personally, I believe it would be practical

  • Cascadia Earthquake

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    The article ‘The Really Big One’ written by Kathryn Schulz discusses the Cascadia Subduction Zone and its threat to the people of the Pacific Northwest. She uses the article to inform the public of how the zone was discovered, how devastating the earthquakes and tsunamis will be in this zone, and how most of the Pacific Northwest is not prepared for this zone to erupt. After Schulz article was published, it became a well known across the nation. Everyone who read the article became scared at the thought

  • Earthquakes In The Odyssey

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    time ago when the ground starts to shake, the ocean ate up the coasts, and a dusty vortex sucks up cows, it meant the gods are mad. The ancient Greeks had a way of explaining the cause of many known natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Whenever a natural disaster occurs someone somewhere did something to get the gods mad even though no one knew the real cause is the ancient Greek's mentality. Coming back into reality, science says otherwise. We can make conclusions

  • Earthquake Advantages

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    create earthquakes which can cause lots of damage and can hurt people. When an earthquake occurs the ground shakes which can cause structures to break and fall apart this can be harmful for humans because people can be killed if a building collapses on them. This is why people tell you to get out of the building and get somewhere where nothing can fall on you so you will not be harmed. earthquakes can be harmful to society because when structures break and fall apart during an earthquake that means

  • The Earthquake In Haiti

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    populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people injured. The earthquake created $7.8 billion to $8.5 billion in damages, 106,000 people were left

  • Earthquakes In California

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    amount of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, creepy, isn’t it? Additionally, California faces the highest risk of earthquakes. Earthquakes occur every day in California because of the notorious San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes are vibrations in the ground that happen because of breaking and moving rocks within the Earth’s crust, and they are unpredictable. Lastly, the constant earthquakes that occur set California at a high risk of tsunamis. Tsunamis are

  • Bochuan Earthquake Essay

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    When the Wenchuan earthquake struck China on the 12th of May 2008 its shock and resulting aftershocks, landslides, mud-rock flows and barrier lakes affected more than 45.5 million people. 69,226 were killed, 17,923 went missing and another 374,643 were injured. The remainder were affected by job loss, homelessness, displacement and economic downfall as a result of the 5.36 million buildings that were destroyed and the further 21 million that were damaged. The disaster caused a direct economic impact

  • Japan Tectonic Earthquakes

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    EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ZONES Japan has always had a history of experiencing tectonic movements and volcanic activities. The movements that were taking place during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and even during the Tertiary times are still proceeding today. Earthquakes are too felt across the country at each and every part, as they accompany movements along the fault lines and volcanic activities. The conditions of seismicity in the Japanese Arc System are very intricately linked to the Plate Boundary

  • The Lisbon Earthquake Analysis

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    In 1755, Portugal was hit with a devastating natural disaster known as the Lisbon earthquake, killing an estimated 70,000 people and destroying almost 20,000 homes. As this was considered the first modern natural disaster of its time, and because the earthquake took place in a major capital city, the event sparked much discussion on the understanding of why it happened. In traditional view, the world was considered to be the best of all possible worlds and natural disasters "were often used as illustrations

  • Haitian Earthquake Essay

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    The Haitian earthquake of 2010 was a tragic occurrence that left the country, economy, government, and people in shambles. “Over 200,000 people killed and 300,000 injured” (CBC News, 2012), the lives of millions were shaken up. So many organizations from many countries sympathized for these Haitians and millions of dollars were donated along with relief support. Five years later, the evidence of the disaster is still very evident. The current state of the Haitian government has created a political

  • Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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    one of the poorest countries in the world, that was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. The natural disaster in Haiti uncovered the non-existent mental health care system for the Haitians. After the natural disaster in Haiti, there were no attempts made to assess the prevalence of mental illnesses which many Haitians were exposed to hurricane Matthew. Background On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale with fifty-two recorded aftershocks

  • Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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    Haiti Earthquake 2010 Description Haiti earthquake of 2010, the devastating earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola, this includes the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most intensely damaged was Haiti, occupying the western third of the island. The official Haitian government count was more than 300,000. The earthquake struck at 4:53 pm some 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The commencing shock

  • Essay On Christchurch Earthquake

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    ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to discuss 2010-2011 New Zealand earthquakes and the aftershocks, geological reasons of earthquake and various terminologies related to earthquake. The article also describes the Geology of New Zealand and how the geographical location makes the country Vulnerable to such disasters. Majorly the article discuss, the 2010 Canterbury earthquake and 2011 Christchurch earthquake, its Impact on Social and Economic structures of the country and its impact on the

  • Oklahoma Earthquake Banning

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    to intensify, causing belongings to fall in residents’ homes. It was the beginning of the 5.7-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake, which struck on November 6, 2011 and resulted in significant structural damage (“Oklahoma’s Largest Quake in Decades Buckles Highway; Rattles Residents,” CNN). A journalistic study—published in the journal Geology—conducted in 2013 showed that the 2011 earthquake was actually caused by fracking, a practice in which water is injected into the Earth’s ground (“Wastewater Injection

  • Fukushima Earthquake

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    On March 11, 2011, one of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in Japan and the following tsunami stroke the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on the east coast of Japan. The massive tsunami flooded the power station, including its backup generator, disabling the cooling water system of the reactors. In the next few days, explosions damaged the station and the explosions of used nuclear rods occurred with radiation released (Yergin, 2011:458-459). Hence, Fukushima disaster was ranked as the

  • Haiti Earthquake Analysis

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    The Haiti earthquake on 12 January 2010 was the most significant natural disaster to strike the Western hemisphere in modern history (Figure 1). The world response was immediate, but marred with various complications stemming from a logistical standpoint that, in retrospect were eventually overcome through the combined efforts of this international response. Notwithstanding the fact that early on, the immediate reaction can be considered ad hoc, it must be stated that any unplanned event of such

  • Earthquake In California Analysis

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    produce a major earthquake. Seismologists have warned with urgency and confidence that “The Big One” is near and that is should not be overlooked. Knowing how unusual it is for fault lines to remain inactive for such long periods of time gives me the notion to take what the seismologist say as truth. The Big One is more than a concern, it is an anticipated event. In following, although California doesn’t have the creative earthquake technology of Japan, consisting of hundreds of earthquake pulse sensors

  • Kobe Earthquake Essay

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    countries. The response was slow, the urban infrastructure was weak and NOT earthquake proof, the majority of people’s house were wooden causing the primary impact of the house immediately collapsing, into a bigger issue when the fires started and spread, resulting in even more casualties, their reclaimed land did not come in very useful, causing liquefaction and being destroyed very quickly and easily during the earthquake. The city was totally unprepared, of course the fact that it was early in the

  • Earthquakes In Juneau Essay

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    that could be dangerous. These processes can be very hazardous. Some of the hazards the city faces avalanches, earthquakes, heavy snow, landslides, and tsunamis. Although the city faces regular avalanches and the possibility of landslides the town’s major hazard is earthquakes. Earthquakes are the biggest threat to Juneau. The city has a history of very violent earthquakes. The earthquakes in Juneau are caused by crustal stress accumulated by the North American and Pacific plates. The city also experiences

  • Pompeii Earthquake

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    Day of the Disaster by Lauren Tarshis ' is mostly about a town called Pompeii and the volcano called Mount Vesuvius, when the town of Pompeii was as normal as can be "BOOM, BOOM" then it happened one of the most deadliest volcano eruption in the world. Here is what the text stated "The pumice falls with painful force. It is mixed with hot ash, which clogs your nose and throat. Many people are fleeing." I choose this one because this explains how deadly this volcano was and is and what it could do